Event Category: 2017-2018

Jay Owenhouse “The Authentic Illusionist”

November 11, 2017

Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artists and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, appears for one night only in “Family Magic!”, an intimate evening of Grand Illusions. The show has been voted by audiences and critics alike “One of the Top 10 Live Shows in America”

PAAC-James & The Giant Peach, Jr.

November 17, 2017 – November 19, 2017

The Portsmouth Area Arts Council & Children's Theatre presents their production of this delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. Starring over 70 local student actors

The Lights Are Warm And Coloured

April 19, 2018 – April 28, 2018

You may know that "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 wacks..." but she was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. The play dramatized a situation where Lizzie invites a group of actors to re-enact the circumstances of the crime and trial in the parlor of her sister's house.

The Drowsy Chaperone

February 28, 2018 – March 3, 2018

Billed as "A Musical With A Comedy," the show opens with agoraphobic musical theatre fan "Man in Chair" listening to the record of a performance he has never seen. The show comes to life in his living room, hilariously influenced by his imagination, side commentary, skipping record and power outages.

The Gift of the Magi

November 16, 2017 – December 2, 2017

Adapted from two short stories by O. Henry, this warm-hearted Christmas musical follows a young couple who are straining to hold on to their dream of making it in NYC while struggling with unemployment and the pressures of sacrificing their most prized possessions to give each other Christmas gifts.